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Where did yesterday's elite vacation, and what has happened to the Grand Resorts of the past. Why have some fallen into disrepair, while others linger on in the afterglow of the past success and still others survive and flourish, accommodating themselves to today's changing vacation styles and mores? Unique book which works on several distict levels. First, it is an illuminating social history of resort life in America, filled with delightful anecdotal material and colorfull vibrant characters. Second, it functions as a carefully researched arcitectural history of a very special genre of American Architeture. An especially valuable feature is that it can serve as a trave guide - a boon to the vacationer or the armchair traveler - complete with a map showing the locations of all the hotels described that are still extant. It is a beautifully designed art book, handsomely illustrated with over two hundred photographs, many of which have never been published before. Among the Grand Resort Hotels are : The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York; the Montezuma Hotel in Las Vegas Hot Springs, New Mexico; The Beverly Hills hotel in Beveryl Hills, CA; the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki Beach, HI; Kah-nee-Tah Ladge in Warm Springs Oregon; the Breakers in Palm Beach, FL and the Broadmoor in CO Springs, CO. Spanning the nation, they reach out to you invitingly in this most enticing and entertaining book.
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Book Description Pantheon Books, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0394501071
Book Description Pantheon Books, 1979. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0394501071